It seems as if you are making evolution a scapegoat for the sins of man in an attempt to make one view preferable to the other. There was sin before the theory evolution. I am going to get to the 'image' and 'direct' points further down.
This comment right here makes a valid point I never really put together until now.
Evolution is the basic support, and excuse for someone to live a certain type lifestyle.
To do what ever with the human body they see fit because through evolution, we were not directly created by God. Nor in His image. Evolution is the basic idea that man can sin, and there is no one to answer to.
'Deny' is a word that weasels your point into place rather than makes way for an honest discussion. I can just as easily claim that you are preferring your clouded interpretation of Genesis 1 to the actual creation that God has made that is before your eyes.
For even a theistic evolutionist has to deny certain parts of God's word in order to make the one belief he prefers supreme over the other.
Correct me if I'm wrong : I just heard the claim that the Young Earth Creationist's 'version'of the Bible is a perfect representation of God's own mind. You can probably understand why, at this point in your post, I'm getting a little frustrated. It is almost as if you are trying to provoke me by claiming that I am violating the 1st commandment everytime I do my biology homework. Evolution is a theory of how life on earth diversified, not a god.
Evolution is man's way of accepting man's ideas over God's. And anything you put in front of what God says, becomes the correction of God. Which in turn becomes God itself. For how does something become the correction of a God when God is all knowing? So Evolution also denies God's Omniscient.
Thou shalt not have any other gods before me.
Evolution also has to deny God's ability to create in 6 days. Which is denying the power of God to do anything. It causes a phobia I call: The "God did it syndrome". Which denies God's Omnipotent.
For the second point, I want you to understand the implications of your statement and consider my revision of your statement using the same logic. "6 day creationism is denying God the ability to have created the universe in six seconds. You are denying God's omnipotence." Sounds silly, yes? God created the universe either way you look at it. How long it took doesn't matter with respect to his power.
Directly? He directly created the entire universe and formed man directly in His own image.
Evolution is the total opposite of God's creation. God's creation is God's alpha for man kind. It takes away that God created man directly.
Again, this is a claim that you know exactly every Truth of the Word and are standing here before me in judgment. Every minute doctrinal detail that contradicts the absolute truth, according to what you have just written, will be damn you.
1jn 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
If what you believe denies the word, then the record in which the word will bear in heaven will deny you. Because hear[sic] again, a trinity is being denied to believe in a theory.
Ephesians 2:8 and John 3:16 contradict directly your application of this verse.
When you read this part of scripture, do you believe that God is saying that we were created in His exact physical likeness?
Evolution also takes away God's Holiness. By making the comment that man was created in His image sound like God is some type of animal because man had to evolve from one. So the actual evolving process mocks God as well. And makes God lower by suggesting He too evolved from animal. For how do you make an direct image of one's self, have it evolve from an animal, if you are not implying that the original, in which the man was made was animal as well?
Besides, how does God evolve into God if we, who are made in His image, had to evolve from animal to look like Him? It puts into question the image of God, the role of authority in heaven (animals don't rule in Heaven). And suggests that God did not create man in the manner His word says He did. So if God's word is not true in the creation account. Then it's not God's word. Which brings to question: Who's word is it? Because only man, and Satan are capable of the sin called a lie.
There is no reasoning behind the statement that evolution gives more power to a temporal world or makes it a god. It is simply a theory of how life on earth diversified.
Evolution also denies the spiritual Heaven's power and authority over a temporal world (Physical world). And gives more power to temporal things. And makes the temporal world god. By making a spiritual God have to obey "all" temporal laws. Which would also deny that eternity exists because temporal death is more powerful.
1) What part of the evolution theory supports God?
2) What part of God's word supports evolution?
3) What part of God's word supports old earth?
1) Ta-da! No part of it. Gravitational Theory? None there, either.
2) No bible verse alludes to the change in allele frequency of a population over time and mutation.
3) The gap hypothesis you posted in the "Heya" thread lends direct scriptural evidence of an old earth.
These points, however, are in my view moot when you consider how they can be turned into nearly anything you want to demonize.
1) What part of General Relativity Theory supports God?
2) What part of God's word supports General Relativity Theory?
3) What part of God's word supports curved spacetime?
He doesn't tell you how He created. Did He use electromagnetism to arrange all of the molecules when He created and fine tuned the gravitational constant on day 2? It doesn't say. A question I have for you is : how do you propose He did it accounting for all of the observations we have made about the universe reading only scripture? Genesis wasn't written as a technical reference to the workings of the universe.
In order for God to have create through evolution, both have to have support for the other. For can it be explained as to why God would leave out the process of evolution, that would have been an important process in the creation? And why God left out Old Earth (actual time passage), but make it clear that He created in 6 days?
In addition, as Mr. Williams pointed out earlier, God didn't use the word sphere in describing the earth perhaps, as he suggested, because there was no word for it. Could it possibly be the same case with, dare I say, evolution?
Remember, you can't deny what is written without denying one of God's trinities.
1jn 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and [color=red]these three are one.